TDE’s Reason Delivers a Lyrical New Single, “Summer Up”

TDE‘s latest signee continues to serve up hard-hitting bars. Following the recent release of his new “Better Dayz” video, Carson rapper Reason serves up a lyrical new record known as “Summer up.”

“God with me, I hustle straight off the cross with it / Til the crib is big enough to put lofts in it” raps Reason. “Go through a lot for lots, long as the cause in it / The frauds winning, we make it by being authentic / Swag like chicken nuggets, I got the sauce with it / Lyrics potent, you know it, so when I quote it you got to go deep for you to catch it like Randy Moss did it.”

You can stream Reason’s new “Summer Up” single below. Later this week, Reason will link up with TDE labelmate Jay Rock for “The Big Redemption” tour.

Reason made his TDE debut back in August, debuting a track called “The Soul.”

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PubSpy clings onto the last remnants of summer in a New Cross beer garden

I know I should branch out and try new places from time to time, but deep down I’m a creature of habit – so I’ve decided to revisit an old favourite in New Cross this week, after three years away.

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Watch: Childish Gambino Drops Cameo-Heavy Animated Video for ‘Feels Like Summer’ Featuring Nicki Minaj, Drake, Kanye West, Michelle Obama and More

Childish Gambino dropped a new video for “Feels Like Summer” and it features several animated appearances from some of pop culture’s biggest celebrities.

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The video shows Gambino walking through a neighborhood surrounded by various entertainers, including Drake chasing Future on a bicycle, Migos playing basketball, Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj playing together (and Nicki becoming visibly upset), J. Cole watering the lawn (and other rappers), 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’ smoking in a car, Kanye West wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and being embraced by Michelle Obama, Gucci Mane relaxing, and more.

Chance the Rapper, Jaden Smith, Birdman, Lil Uzi Vert, Snoop Dogg, Lil Yachty, Lil Pump, and more are also seen within the video at different points.

The animated video was directed by Glover, Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp. Visual artist Justin Richburg worked on the design for the characters, and had his art featured in the “Teddy Perkins” episode of Atlanta Robbin’ Season.

Check out a few of the cameos before getting into the full video below.


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Take a national parks road trip this summer


The United States is home to so many amazing national parks. The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite – they’re all filled with natural wonders that are worth checking out. Getting around to seeing all of these can be difficult though. When you can only take a week or two off at a time, you want to make the most of every opportunity. Fortunately, by going on a national parks road trip, you can explore more than a few of America’s best sights without having to miss out.

Why a road trip?

There’s so much to see in the United States, a lot of which we’ll never have time for in our lives. If we could spend our free time traveling instead of working or studying, then we gladly would. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t get very far on vacation without money to fund everything.

By going on a road trip, you’re allowing yourself a chance to see more of the world without taking too much time away from your life at home. While you don’t always get to spend as long as you’d probably like to at each location, it’s still enough to see the wonders that each place has to offer. Plus, exploring America’s national parks on a road trip is much more exciting than simply flying out to visit somewhere. You’re likely to have a more memorable experience being out on the road with friends or family, and come away with a greater sense of accomplishment too.

Where exactly should you go on a road trip, though?

The Grand Circle

This road trip will take you through the states of Arizona, Nevada and Utah, focusing primarily on the latter as you explore national parks like Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. Across the space of two weeks, you’ll drive through much of Utah, with stops in Arizona for the all-important visit to the Grand Canyon. If you’re able to, you can stretch the road trip across a longer timeframe so that you can enjoy all that these places have to offer. Likewise, you can also shorten it to just one week, giving yourself enough time to see the national parks mentioned here, as well as Zion Canyon and Kaibab.

It’s recommended that you start somewhere like Las Vegas, although you could also begin in Salt Lake City or Phoenix. By opting for the former, you’ll also give yourself a chance to enjoy a day or two in Nevada’s famed Sin City.

Yellowstone & Arches

If you want a bit of variety with your road trip, why not give the Yellowstone & Arches road trip a try? You’ll explore a good number of states, including Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho, as you move from the Arches National Park to the Dinosaur National Monument. The biggest attraction on this route is Yellowstone National Park, home to the United States’ largest supervolcano. The presence of the Yellowstone Caldera has resulted in many attractive geothermal features, such as the Old Faithful geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring that many visitors love to see.

Yosemite & Big Sur

For an experience around California, this is the road trip to try out. It’ll take you to Yosemite National Park, home to a landscape sculpted by ancient glaciers where every corner is perfect for a photo. Yosemite Valley, Nevada Falls and the Cathedral Range are all places of interest here, so you’ll want to stick around long enough to get a good look at the national park. There are plenty more places to see on this road trip, though, including Sequoia Canyon, Point Reyes and Big Sur. If you want to spend a day relaxing by the coast during your travels, the latter will give you somewhere to chill out.

Everyone needs to go on vacation at some point, especially when things at home are stressing you out. Road trips might not offer you the chance to completely shut off from the world, but they’ll give you an experience you won’t soon forget.


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Replace your summer travel destinations with these less-frequented locations


Summer vacation is something many of us look forward to each year. It makes all of the hard work during the year worth it to be able to go and explore some of the world. Lots of us will check out many of the world’s biggest hotspots. Places like Rome, Cairo, and Paris are destinations that millions of people head to each year, and in the summer it can get pretty busy as every man, woman, and child seems to have chosen to visit the same place as you. We have a few lesser-known alternative locations to suggest instead of visiting the mega-packed tourism hotspots.

Granada instead of Barcelona

Barcelona seems like a city that is one of a kind. The laid-back atmosphere combined with the modern conveniences a huge city can offer is a nice mix and keeps people coming back year on year. Granada in southern Spain is basically Barcelona, but without the insane crowds of people. You can still experience amazing architecture, and there are plenty of food markets for you to leave the city feeling quite full in the belly. This city is frequently overlooked by many foreign tourists who flock instead to Barcelona, but Granada offers just as much without the hoards of people.

Ljubljana instead of Venice.

Venice in Italy is a world-famous tourist destination. The streets of water and romantic bridges bring many people to the Italian city, almost losing that sense of an intimate retreat as there are about another thousand couples all doing the same thing. Instead of Venice try Ljubljana, the capital of the European country, Slovenia. Ljubljana can offer plenty of rivers and romantic boat trips as well as plenty of gothic architecture to help transport you back in time. You won’t find swathes of people crammed into the streets like you would in Venice, but you will still get a wonderfully romantic experience in this old city.

French Riviera instead of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has seen its levels of tourism increase greatly in recent times. Many of the scenes in the fantasy TV show Game of Thrones were filmed there, which opened people’s eyes to how beautiful this historic city is. As more and more people head there each year, it has quickly become an overcrowded summer destination. So, where to go instead? Try heading to the French Riviera, as you will get the same historical feeling but across many locations. That means that tourists are not all condensed into just one place, allowing you to enjoy the Mediterranean coast at your own pace. There are many towns along the coastline, including the Principality of Monaco, Cannes, and Nice that will offer the same vibe as Dubrovnik.

Choquequirao instead of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most amazing places to visit in the world. At the top of the mountain are the remains of an ancient civilization, the Incas. Unfortunately, because it is so interesting there are more and more people heading there each year. That causes it to be overpopulated with tourists who often leave behind huge messes that have to be cleared by locals. Another well-preserved site belonging to the Incas can be found at Choquequirao, also in Peru. You’ll challenge yourself with a more difficult trek, but your reward will be practically untouched ruins without the huge numbers of tourists getting in the way.

It is important to see many of the most amazing places in the world, just to say that you’ve been there and done it. The consequence of heading to the world’s best-known tourist destinations is dealing with the large number of people also visiting. If you want a bit of culture but are sick of being bothered by people on vacation, try these lesser-known alternatives to the world’s favorite travel destinations.


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Outfit Formula: Skirted Summer Swoosh

This outfit formula is about the elegant and fun sweep of an A-line midi skirt on a hot Summer’s day. Breezy, girly, covered, and looking great with flats. Most of the midis below have asymmetrical hemlines, because the diagonal lines provide interest and temper the skirt’s volume by adding subtle structure. 

1. Tied & Heeled

Combine a soft pleated midi with a shirt. Tie the shirt at the waist, or wear a tie-top. The shorter top increases the length of the leg from the hips upward because you’re showcasing the waist. Add heeled sandals in a colour that matches the outfit.

Violeta Combined Pleated Skirt

2. Avant-Garde & Slides

Create an arty and architectural look with an asymmetrical midi skirt and untucked top that is moderately fluid, but hints at a waist. Keep the contrast between the top and bottom low if you want to offset the horizontally cutting line of the longer untucked top. Add flat slides or mules that work with the palette of the outfit.

COS Asymmetric T-Shirt

3. High-Low & Flat Sandals

Combine a high-low A-line midi with a button-through blouse, and tie it at the waist for structure. This is a great way to lengthen the leg line without overly shortening the torso when you’re short-waisted. AND you don’t need to tuck or semi-tuck the top. Add flats sandals and a straw bag.

Lead in Lengths Midi Skirt in Black

4. Polished & Pretty

Combine a swooshy A-line skirt with a tucked tee, blouse, or lightweight pullover. Layer a fitted denim jacket over for arctic a/c. Finish off the look with pointy-toe flats. The white shoes are low-contrast against the model’s skin tone, which lengthen her lower legs. I like this version best because I enjoy tucking tops into bottoms for a polished and professional effect. I have a regular length waist, so I don’t feel short-waisted when tucking tops. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.

Parker Sharri Skirt



Summer on the lake: ‘It’s as Canadian as ice hockey’

In Canada, the summer ritual of decamping to the lakeside is passed down through generations – especially in Ontario ‘cottage country’, where our writer’s great-grandmother built a hideaway in the 1890s

It’s 9pm on a sweltering summer Friday. There’s neither a soul nor a breath of breeze on Lake Muskoka, 120 miles north-west of Toronto. On a long wooden dock, we load our scruffy 1966 Cutter, one of the first fibreglass runabouts on the lake. Ripples from the shifting weight erase its perfect reflection on these otherwise glassy waters. This is the final leg of our weekly 2½-hour pilgrimage from the city: we put in the groceries, then the overnight bags, and finally Belly the basset hound, who often misjudges the leap between the dock and the boat gunnels. Against a purple, orange and cyan sky, I take the helm and turn the key to fire up the old outboard. Then we push off for a weekend in Ontario cottage country, an experience that is as Canadian as ice hockey.

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Fab Finds: Easy Breezy Summer Items

It’s hot just about everywhere in the northern hemisphere at the moment. In fact, CNN mentioned last week that 2018 is the fourth hottest year on record. On that note here are some very breezy tops and dresses to wear in high heat. Lots of colours and sizes to choose.

1. Cloth & Stone Benton Ruffled Tank

Ignore the stock photos because this top looks great UNTUCKED, and simply worn over pants, shorts or straighter skirts. If you want more structure, semi- or fully tuck. It’s got one of those magical necklines that looks good on most bust sizes and neck lengths. The armholes are neat and tidy, albeit a little roomy. The torso has volume that’s tempered by the drape of the fabric and V-shape of the neck. Excellent camouflage for muffin top. This is not suppose to be a fitted top. 100% cotton and machine washable. Bonus: the white is NOT transparent, so no need for a camisole.

2. Akemi & Kin Tibby Tank

Again, they’ve showed the top tucked, and it looks great UNTUCKED. Another magical neckline that looks good on an assortment of bust sizes and neck lengths. The drape is gorgeous and the fabric super soft. Nice length for taller girls and flattering high-low hemline. It’s supposed to look drapey and voluminous — extra ventilating — but size down. The dusty rose colour is unusual and rich.

3. Bordeaux Gatineau Knotted Tank

This tank is almost too good to be true. It’s fitted on the arms, shoulders and neckline, and gently glides over the torso making it forgiving of midsection extra bits. Good on an assortment of body types. The waist knot detailing lies flat, and gives the top structure. The neckline is not too low. It’s an excellent top to wear over casual skirts because you don’t need to tuck or semi-tuck the hem! Ideal for those who feel short-waisted when tucking. The coral is brighter in person, and the white is NOT see-through so no need for a camisole. 100% cotton and machine washable. I thought it ran TTS because the XS fit me perfectly. But I need a narrow fit so if you prefer a regular fit, you might need to size up.

4. Sole Society Karon Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Sole Society makes excellent faux leather bags, and this one is darling. It’s larger than you expect, and lies flat against the body. Comfortable, although it does not have a zipper closure. It closes with a magnetic stud, which should be fine in a crossbody style.

5. Caslon Stripe A-Line Maxi

I keep saying that diagonal lines do magical things on the body, and this is no exception. A cool and breezy maxi that is gently fitted can do the trick. The V-neck and diagonal lines add structure to the straighter torso, or flatten curves and muffin top. Armholes not too low, and the length can be hemmed to midi. It has a linen content so be at peace with the crease.

6. Caslon Stripe Linen Shirtdress

It’s hard to find a shirtdress with sufficient length and a little structure, and this one fits the bill. The short sleeves are flattering and just long enough to feel cool yet covered. The vertical stripes draw the eye up and down. It’s 100% linen so it will crease and you won’t want it too tight. Read the rave reviews.

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Secret Summer cocktail festival features the freshest summer drinks

“Man vs. Food” host Casey Webb will be judging the best cocktail Sunday at Secret Summer, a unique farm-to-bar cocktail festival at The Foundry in Long Island City.

Farm-to-bar is a sustainable mixology using raw, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and paired with top quality spirits.

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Once upon a summer: celebrities’ most memorable holidays

Cerys Matthews slept in a Hebridean phonebox and Michael Rosen in a communist’s cupboard. Musicians, authors, TV presenters and comedians tell of their life-changing trips

Last year, rock band Thunder invited me and my wife, Lil, on a two-week charity motorcycle ride. They’ve done this for the past six years: it is open to anyone – you just have to cover your costs and guarantee to raise £1,000 for Childline Rocks. There were about 40 of us – on bikes provided by Harley Davidson. There were people from all walks of life: some retired, two ex-SAS members, a young couple (she was pregnant), and an Irish orthopaedic surgeon who kept getting lost.

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What your kid needs to learn at summer camp

“Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times?” Those unforgettable song lyrics, burned into my subconscious when I first saw the summer-camp movie “Meatballs” almost 40 years ago, go through my head on a constant loop when I visit my son Charlie at day camp. We’re from Chicago, but my…
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Summer Fabrics Revisited

In a previous article in The Gentleman’s Gazette, we discussed the nature of summer fabrics including linen, seersucker, and fresco; it remains essential reading as we hit the “Dog Days” of summer. In this follow-up, we take a closer look at other aspects and properties of these fabrics as well as some specialty materials that make for excellent summer wear for men who like dressing up no matter the temperature.

Summer suits in brown & pinstripes with spectators + odd jacket summer combination

Summer suits in brown & pinstripes with spectators + odd jacket summer combination

Summer Fabrics for Shirts

Lightweight Cotton

Lightweight cotton shirts

Cotton voile (left) and jersey make for lightweight breathable shirting

The first fabric mentioned in our Guide to Summer Fabrics was cotton, which is widely promoted as a breathable natural material. Cotton has a high absorbency rate, meaning it will soak up sweat in hot weather, which then makes you feel cool as the damp material evaporates on your skin. The key to its usefulness as a summer fabric is the process of absorption followed by dissipation of moisture even if it can mean sweat stains. The vast majority of your dress shirts are already cotton (hopefully you’ve banned synthetic shirts from your wardrobe), but you can’t just wear any cotton as the weight and weave matter as well. Flannel is a cotton and standard OCBDs are too, but both of these would be hot wearing because of their thickness or weight. So in summer, you might choose lightweight cotton for your shirts, which you can judge simply by feeling the fabric or by their sheer appearance. Other than regular lightweight Egyptian cotton, an example is cotton voile, a semi-sheer fabric that is also quite soft because of its high thread count. Another is cotton jersey, which is knitted rather than woven. Jersey has a slight stretch to it and is used for t-shirt and polos but can also appear as a lightweight long sleeve dress shirt with buttons.

Lightweight cotton wool fabric in navy and white gingham pattern with slim lapel

Lightweight cotton shirts paired with a cotton-wool fabric in navy and white gingham pattern are an elegant and cool summer combination

Yet, unless you’re ripped and interested in sexing it up, sheer cotton shirts can be embarrassing to wear on their own, but under a summer sport coat or suit, their transparency is obscured. Note though that the sheer nature of lightweight kinds of cotton will still allow your skin color to show through, which can give white shirts a beige, brownish or pink cast depending on your skin tone. This may seem like a small point, but it can affect how you coordinate your tie, jacket, and pants if you want to use a plain white shirt as your canvas. Sheer shirts also don’t look as crisp, especially because your pants will not be sheer, so the contrast between a light shirt and the thicker fabric of your trousers will not look as sharp. However, when it’s hot out, compromises usually need to be made, though you could try to locate a shirt in cotton batiste fabric, which is light but more opaque.

Aertex fabric ad

A vintage ad for Aertex breathable fabric

Open Weave Cotton

An alternative to the sheer cotton shirt is the open weave, which is usually heavier or coarser than a light cotton. This is because when the shirt is woven, more space is left between the threads, which ventilates the fabric more readily. If the material is too light, with such spaces, it won’t drape well, so an open-weave fabric can be thicker than a lighter cotton but still remain cooler because of its airiness. The most famous woven example is Giro Inglese (“English turn” or “English weave”), which looks like fine mesh, allowing light and air to pass through it freely. The origin of the name likely comes from the Aertex (or Airtex) company begun in the late 19th century in Lancashire, England. The company innovated a “cellular” pattern in the cloth and still produces the material today under the same name. Because of its perforated texture, Giro Inglese looks great when paired with sport coats that have a similar honeycomb look as well as birdseye patterns and perhaps a grenadine tie.

A giro inglese shirt

A Giro Inglese shirt pairs well with similar textures and keeps you cool at the same time

While the Giro Inglese or Airtex shirt may be the most widely marketed, other weaves exist, such as Panama (a basket-weave that recalls Panama hats) and leno, which looks like the mesh bag for a sack of potatoes, though in a far smaller form. Among knitted (as opposed to woven fabrics) the equivalent is cotton piqué, which is the other common material, besides jersey, that is used for polo shirts. Piqué is heavier and stiffer to the touch but more breathable than jersey because its waffle or honeycomb structure is more open to the passage of air.

Leno and Panama Weave Shirts

A leno weave (top) and Panama weave (bottom)


The next fabric addressed in our Guide to Summer Fabrics is linen, which is usually thought of as the quintessential summer cloth. Made from fibers of the flax plant, linen is one of the oldest materials to be used for clothing and is touted as the strongest natural fiber. The complaint about linen is that it wrinkles easily and has a rough, scratchy feeling, especially noticeable when worn as shirting or pants.  Wrinkling is owed to the nature of linen as a long staple material, meaning its individual fibers are longer than others and don’t bend or spring back as easily, which leads to visible folds. The roughness of linen can be attributed to the presence of lignan, an enzyme, that can be reduced by washing, which is easy to do with a shirt. The more you wash a linen shirt, the softer it gets. However, the same properties that lead to wrinkling and stiffness also keep the fibers from clinging to your skin and thus make the fabric feel cooler. Linen also has a high absorbency, though slightly less than cotton, which similarly helps it absorb sweat and cool you via evaporation. Irish linen is heavier (10-13 ounces) a few ounces more than other European linens because of the way the flax is processed in Ireland, resulting in a cloth that wrinkles less. Avoid linens made in Russia or China, as the quality tends to be low, but do try a cotton-linen blend shirt, which has the best of both fabrics: the softness and greater absorbency of cotton with the heat conductivity and durability of linen.


Irish linen shirt

An Irish linen shirt from Boggi Milano

Summer Weaves for Jackets

The same fabrics used for shirts are usually available for summer sport coats as well, but a jacket will never be as thin or lightweight as a shirt: you’ll never find a sheer sport coat. Cotton is a recommended fabric for warm weather jackets, but this is more because of its casual appearance than for its ability to absorb and release moisture since it’s not directly on your skin. Linen is also used for summer wear primarily because its wrinkled laid-back appearance would look out of place in other seasons. Some of the value attributed to these jacket fabrics is owed to reduced linings, though some of their benefits–general breathability–still apply when worn over another layer. Yet, if ventilation is the primary goal, an open or loose weave should be your preferred choice, which also means you’ll usually be wearing wool.

Yellow hopsack sport coat

A yellow hopsack sport coat

A popular summer wool option is hopsack, which doesn’t describe the material but how the cloth is woven: like a sack designed to store and transport hops used for beer-making, in other words, having a fine mesh structure. In addition to being very breathable, hopsack has the quality of being resistant to wrinkling, draping well and regaining its shape when hung after use. Additionally, since it’s wool, hopsack can have more extended wear since, unlike linen, it doesn’t scream summer unless you get it in a bright color, such as yellow.

Handmade Buttonholes

A. Caraceni jacket made of Fresco with handmade buttonholes

A similar alternative is Fresco, a trademarked “high twist wool” produced by J&J Minnis, a brand of the Huddersfield textile mill in Northern England. High twist means the individual threads are spun more than usual, resulting in a strong but light yarn. These are resistant to flattening, so when the cloth is woven from Fresco, space remains open between the fibers, resulting in good air circulation as well as resistance to wrinkling. Thus, the springiness of the twist is directly responsible for the openness of the weave. A Fresco jacket will wear even cooler than hopsack, though it is also quite sheer, so if you wear a light colored shirt under it, odds are it’ll show through. This can happen with any open weave jacket and for some, it is a deal breaker, as it’s less elegant, but those who love to wear tailoring in hot weather may settle for the compromise.

Brown balloon jacket

Brown balloon wool sport coat from Ring Jacket showing the sheer nature of open weave jackets

You can also find other, different open weaves for jackets such as the proprietary “balloon wool” made by the Japanese company Ring Jacket, which is described as having the same properties as a hopsack: “a fabric with the ease of jersey, but without the wrinkling and bagging…woven with a natural stretch for comfort, but…extremely wrinkle resistant, allowing the jackets to retain their shape.” Giro Inglese has also been done in sport coats whether in wool or other materials, like linen and silk blends.

Giro Inglese Jacket

A Giro Inglese jacket in a linen-silk blend

Summer Pants Fabrics

The exciting thing about trousers is that a large variety of summer fabrics can be used to make them, including, of course, linen, tropical wool and cotton. Fresco can also be made into trousers, though any open weave material will also be see-through, particularly in light colors. Therefore, they would need to be lined to the knee to avoid exposing your underwear to view. Open-weave fabrics can also make it difficult for a pair of pants to hold a crease if the material is too loosely woven. They also have a “dry hand,” a crisp feel that is desirable in hot conditions because it seems cool. However, this dryness is a function of the roughness of the cloth, which is another reason Fresco pants need a lining that reduces its cooling value. Otherwise, the material will feel scratchy on your legs.  An alternative is a different high twist wool, such as Crispaire from Holland & Sherry or another competing product for Fresco, Smith’s Finmeresco. These are said to be smoother while having the qualities of open weaves. They may be hard to find off the rack, but you can certainly do a made-to-measure or bespoke pair either at a tailor or via a company like Luxire if budget is a consideration.

Brown fresco trousers

The author wearing brown Fresco trousers

Though synthetic fabrics are usually to be avoided, I want to mention one last trouser option from Ring Jacket made of Advansa ThermoCool fabric, which may represent the future of fabrics designed for specific climate conditions. It’s a 54% polyester, 46% wool blend that is supposed to thermo-regulate the wearer’s body temperature, making it appropriate for both warm and cold weather. Usually, polyester is known for holding in heat, but some fabrics designed to wick moisture away from the body are synthetic, and Advansa claims the “special hybrid fiber blend enables evaporative cooling when wearers perspire, plus thermo-buffering to maintain a comfortable body temperature.” Technological advancement shows increasing promise as a tool for fabrics that optimize personal comfort. I’ve picked up a pair because of the sharpness of the tailoring and plan to give them a test run.

Thermocool trousers

A pair of light gray Advansa ThermoCool fabric trousers from Ring Jacket.


There are a number of fabrics that are optimal for summer wear, from the classics–cotton, linen and tropical wool–to cutting-edge blends that have made their way into tailoring, all designed for temperature regulation. The two main considerations when choosing a warm weather cloth are weight and weave, and both lightweight and open-weave fabrics have their advantages and challenges, depending on the specific article of clothing you are using them for. Ultimately, as with most things in life, experimentation and experience are the best teachers in terms of which materials you prefer to stay cool while looking your best during the season.

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A Tribute to Summer Style

Autumn used to be my favourite season. I love the textures, jackets, coats, boots, turtlenecks, scarves, gorgeous foliage, and crisp fresh air. These days I prefer Summer. I grew up in a tropical and Mediterranean climate, and seem to have come full circle with the type of weather that makes me happiest. 

We’ve lived in Seattle for fifteen years, and although everyone raves about the Summer here, it doesn’t satisfy my need for heat. It’s a mild 23 and 29 Celsius degrees most days (75 to 85 Fahrenheit). Sunny, no rain, and quite dry (about 42% humidity). Spending more time in Salt Lake City, where Greg works part of the time, has helped. Here it’s a sunny 38 Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) on most days. Very hot, but also very dry with only 15-20% humidity. We were also fortunate to recently spend two weeks in hot and humid coastal Italy.

A lot of my love for Summer has to do with what I can wear in hot weather. I love wearing soft, breezy and flowing fit & flare dresses and knee-length A-line skirts without feeling cold. I enjoy wearing a single layer (with or without a camisole, depending on the humidity) instead of being all bundled up. I like to wear shoes that don’t need socks because my feet can breath. I enjoy the delicateness and prettiness of Summer fabrics, like lace, eyelet, tencel and Swiss dots. I enjoy the pretty Summer footwear like pointy-toe ballet flats and mules. I love sheer Summer fabrics like cotton and silk. I enjoy crisp, bright and cheerful Summer patterns. I adore the swoosh and movement of drapey Summer skirts and dresses on my legs. I like to showcase bare ankles with cropped pants and jeans, instead of insulating them with knee-highs, socks, and high-shaft boots.

I love how varied my style can be in Summer. In the colder months I’m focussed on feeling adequately warm, dry and insulated because I have little resistance to the cold. I therefore gravitate towards the same outfit formula far too often: jeans + pullover + boots + blazer/coat + scarf.

In Summer I can wear cropped white jeans and pants up to a 100 degrees as long as it’s very dry. I wear all sorts of dresses without a topper (but will bring one for a/c). I have fun wearing dainty skirts. I sport a wide selection of footwear instead of boots. I wear blouses, shirts, cotton knitwear, and knitted tops that I don’t wear at all at other times of the year. 

I feel more elegant and alluring because I’m not all bundled up. I’m feeling the breeze, energized by the warmth, and walking with a spring in a my step. I LOVE Summer style. How about you?

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Amy Adams’ Mane Man Shares His Summer Dry Shampoo Hacks

We are all about that hair — and makeup too! Here at Stylish, we’ve never seen a hairstyle or makeup trend we couldn’t talk about for days on end, so we started a podcast to dish on all the latest beauty news — from hits and misses on the red carpet to celebrity hair and makeup gurus’ dos and don’ts. Each week, Us Weekly beauty director Gwen Flamberg talks with some of the best in the biz about what’s new in hair, makeup and style in our Get Tressed With Us podcast. Listen above!

This week, Gwen and Us Weekly deputy beauty and style director Beth Shapouri welcomed a celebrity hair guru John D. (the man behind Amy Adams’ luscious locks) to talk all things summer styling — from the best dry shampoo hacks to the easiest summer styling tips and tricks.

While keeping hair looking bouncy and full during hot and humid temps can seem all but impossible, John, who is also a TRESemme celebrity stylist, is all about the dry shampoo. The brand offers an array of options (from volumizing to deodorizing to texturizing), and he recommends a spritz for guys and gals no matter their hair length or texture to keep tresses fresh and touchable while still maintaining shape and style.

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Speaking of style, John believes in “practicality” during the summer months. Braids, ponytails and buns never fail to look cool and put together no matter how high the mercury rises. But if you still find yourself dealing with annoying flyaways or a frizzy hairline, he has a genius hack for that. John keeps a teeny tiny boar-bristle brush (a good ol’ fashion toothbrush works just as well!) in his kit at all times that he lightly sprays with hairspray or any holding mist to gently coax the errant strands into place.

And while it may be tempting to douse your mane in dry shampoo — or any product for that matter — when dealing with unruly tresses or after going a few nights in between washes, the mane man emphasizes that less is more. “Start with a little and build,” he shares of applying styling creams and sprays, “that way you never have to wash your hair and start over.”

For more of the week’s hair and makeup news — including Julianne Hough’s new tresses and why Gwen and Beth are obsessed with One Two magnetic eyelashes — make sure to listen to the full podcast above and subscribe!

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New LGBTQ Summer Read Challenges Notions of Black Masculinity

Hardships. Growing pains. Revelations. Triumphs. Victories. Being a free black man in America has its advantages as well as disadvantages and Darnell L. Moore’s No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America is a journey by a member of the LGBTQ community that many of us can relate to. Born into tough circumstances; his ideal of masculinity questioned, the Camden, New Jersey-reared author stopped running from himself, confronted his enemies, and fully realized his lifelong purpose. Moore opens up about his life in a curated recollection that provides a look inside how society, whether your secular orientation and socio-economic strays, is shaped by cultural  and sub-cultural normals alike.

Black Enterprise: This project, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, is not a tell-all. What is the best way to describe this book?

Moore: “It’s a memoir that is both a personal and a social study into a complex, beautiful and messy world of a young black person who came of age in an era that forced one to wear the mask as well as bite the bullet in order to survive. I tried my best to offer snapshots of my life, and the various forces that shaped me.

Healing and survival, and in your case, death, are central themes throughout this book. How are your own interactions with youths grappling with these themes similar to your own?

I was honest about my dances with depression and suicidal attempts in the book. But I was also honest about the many people who aided in my survival. We cannot expect young people to be so strong and so self-loving as to navigate life on their own. Young people need communities who can wrap them in support. I’ve spent a little more than two decades working with young people in my role as an educator, therapist, program director, and much more. I’ve spent a considerable amount of that time working with LGBTQ youth of color.



Pride Month seems to be more important than ever given the current administration’s stance on gay rights and the more recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Colorado baker refusing to serve a same-sex couple. But we have positives: FX’s Pose and Viceland’s My House, which both highlight the black and Latino ballroom scene. Just as those ‘houses’ serve as a sense of community how will your book foster the same?

I wrote the book for the 16-year-old version of me. I wrote it for young people, and the many individuals and institutions charged with their care. I hope that black young people can see semblances of themselves, as well as their struggles and joys, in it. And I hope some reader will feel as if they are understood.

What advice or steps would you give aspiring authors on the art of writing a book from conceptualizing to securing a deal to completion to marketing?

Know what it is you want to write. Know who it is you are writing to and in conversation with. Be clear. Be specific. And know the reason you want to write a book before beginning the journey to publishing. Talk to folks who have written published books. All of my connections, to my agent and publishing house, were forged by friends and writing peers. Build a community of peers and through that community; reach out to people who may be able to help you.

Orators and oral history are mentioned several times starting with your great-grandmother to work as a feminist, activist, and Black Lives Matter supporter. Touring, with numerous stops in small and renowned bookstores, allows your readers to connect with you on a more spiritual, personal level. What voice will readers discover throughout this memoir?

It’s an honest and vulnerable voice. Sometimes it’s sermonic. Sometimes it’s poetic. Sometimes it’s analytical. But it’s always gesturing toward a love for black people.

How has queerness and masculinity appeared in your life and shaped your character throughout the years?

The idea of manhood and masculinity have functioned like cages in my life. I am finally getting free. Cages aren’t doorways. Queerness, or rather, defying norms and rules have been a key to my freedom. It’s been a journey, and still is, but it’s been worth it.

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7 Summer Shoe Mistakes to Avoid

Summer changes our wardrobes and it’s fun to go along with the seasons but when it comes to shoes, summer shoes are really just for summer and so they’re inherently different to the shoes that you can wear during spring, fall, and winter.

Of course, people can wear absolutely anything today and trust me, they do. But as a gentleman, there are certain classic style rules that help make you look well put together even during the peak heat of summer.

Sandals and Suits obviously don't go well together

Sandals and Suits obviously don’t go well together

1. Wearing Sandals Or Flip-Flops For Other Than Very Specific Outdoor Occasions.

Sorry, gentlemen, but if you’re serious about your outward appearance, wearing sandals or flip-flops on a regular basis is simply not in the cards. Unless you’re rafting or walking on a rocky riverbed, you should never wear sandals. The same is true for flip-flops, they’re really best at the pool or by the beach but otherwise, don’t show up with them at a restaurant.

Ultimately, no one wants to see your hairy toes and calluses and that aside, I’ve never come across a really super high-quality pair of flip-flops or sandals that just had oodles of craftsmanship in them.

Not a great look for classic gentlemen

Not a great look for classic gentlemen

2. Wearing Sporty Trainers With Your Trousers & Elegant Summer Outfits.

It simply doesn’t go together. Trainers are fine if you ride your bike, or go to and from the gym, or workout in them, but outside of that, there’s really no place for them in your general wardrobe. Nothing makes you look like an old grandpa than white trainers with white tennis socks so just skip them and put on proper summer shoes.

3. Not Understanding The Difference Between Driving Mocs, Loafers, & Boat Shoes.

All three of these are great summer shoes because they are slip-ons where you don’t have to tie anything. So it’s not just convenient but usually, they also have deeper cutouts which expose your ankle more to the air which gives a nice flow that is cooler than wearing other regular lace-up shoes. Now, what’s the difference between those three shoe types?

Relaxed penny loafer in grey suede with washed out denim

Relaxed penny loafer in grey suede with washed out denim

Loafers are considered to be the most formal one out of the three; you can wear them with slacks, with seersuckers, even a seersucker suit, or even a regular suit except if it’s double-breasted, loafers are typically not appropriate but double-breasted is not advisable through hot summers anyways so you’re good here. Sometimes people even wear it barefoot, however, I don’t suggest that. If you want to go for the barefoot look, always go with no-show socks, it’s much better for your feet, for the hygiene, and it makes you more comfortable in your shoes all day.

U-shaped uppers on a soft sole moccasin

U-shaped uppers on a soft sole moccasin

Next step down in formality is driving mocs. If you want something a little more formal, go with a penny loafer; a little less casual, go with tassel. I like suede for summer shoes because they’re casual and you can even go in more exotic colors, maybe gray, navy blue, or dark green. Driving mocs are a step down in terms of formality, they’re usually worn inside the house or while driving, but during the summer, a lot of people wear them just on the street. Very soft, they’re comfortable, but with the typical sole that is not solid rubber, you probably wear them out prematurely if you wear them outside of the house or your car.

Hand sewn boat shoes by Eastland

Hand sewn boat shoes by Eastland

Finally, boat shoes are the least formal. A classic staple would be a medium chestnut brown. If you want to be a little brighter you can go with blues, or salmon reds, maybe green and blue combinations. It’s a fun shoe if you adhere to the kind of waspy northeastern American style.

Black "dress shoes" with blue soles

Black “dress shoes” with blue soles

4. Buying Somewhat Formal Shoes From The Uppers That Are Then Combined With Colorful Trainer Soles.

We get it, summer is more casual and it also reflects in your shoe wardrobe. That being said, it’s wiser to play with the colors and leather materials but keeping the leather sole than switching to a kind of rubber sole that is green, yellow, or red.

Yes, it makes you stand out in a way but it’s more clownish than tasteful. That being said, rubber soles wear much more quickly, you cannot just replace them very easily and so it’s not a really good long-term investment. Instead, buy a classic leather sole or a classic rubber sole and make a change of the uppers, it’s a much better investment.

While this is "leather" it is still not appropriate for formal wear

While this is “leather” it is still not appropriate for formal wear

5.  Buying Sneakers & Using Them To Masquerade Other Shoes.

By that, I mean people try to buy leather sneakers that are more expensive and nicer and so all of a sudden, they think they can wear it for business casual or with a suit and it just looks odd and
it’s not meant to be worn that way.

Light Brown & Blue Socks with Suede Shoes in Brown

Light Brown & Blue Socks with Suede Shoes in Brown

6. Packing Away All Your Shoes And Simply Using Specific Summer Shoes.

Now yes, you want specific summer shoes, at the same time, you can still get out your old brown loafers for example, that you can wear in spring and maybe in the fall or you’re suede desert boots. Those are all good shoes that you can utilize also during the summer so it pays to go through your shoe closet and yes you can set aside your black oxfords or the triple soled boots because that’s not something you wear during the summer but brown tones, maybe reddish tones, and suede leathers are great for summer combinations.

White buckskin oxford shoes with Fort Belvedere Colored Shoelaces

White buckskin oxford shoes with Fort Belvedere Colored Shoelaces

7. Not Owning A Fun Pair Of Distinct Summer Shoes.

There are really lots of ways to have fun even with a classic man’s shoe wardrobe and that can include a white pair of buckskin shoes with colorful shoelaces for example, and in general, if you want to spice things up and you can’t quite afford to invest a lot in summer shoes, just going with colorful shoelaces really change the whole feel and the look of the shoes and you will immediately look summery with a very small investment.



Alternatively, if you’re looking for shoes, look for a woven leather shoe or maybe something with a perforated leather because that will allow more air to get to your foot so you sweat less and you’re more comfortable. If you like softer shoes, maybe a pair of colorful boat shoes or driving mocs are something to invest in. Apart from lighter desert boots that are unlined and actually very low, I suggest you invest in a pair of green shoes because green is really underrated especially for summer.

Madras Boat Shoes

Madras Boat Shoes

Lately, I’ve seen it much more come up in suits and sport coats and even shirts but for shoes, it’s still not really popular and it’s particularly good in a darker shade such as forest green or maybe olive green and with a suede texture. Apart from that, classic spectators can work as well although the black and white spectators work, I think brown and white are better suited for summer because it’s a less stark contrast and it just goes well with the warmth outside.

What are your favorite summer shoes? Let us know in the comments below!

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My Snazzy Summer Sleepwear Update

A few months ago, I recommended Natori sleepwear because the pieces are pretty, practical, covered, substantial, comfortable and alluring. Fabrics are soft and drapey, and seldom crease. Cuts are flattering, suiting a wide range of body types, and there’s a good assortment of fabrics, colours, sizes and patterns. So I ordered three Natori pieces because I wanted to up my sleepwear game and add a Modern Retro integrity to my Summer lounge and sleepwear look. I bought a nightgown, pyjama set and robe in the same fabric and pattern. Here are the exact items. 

Of course, you can have the best intentions when wanting to improve your sleep and loungewear look, but it’s risky. You have to commit to the items and road-test them. I don’t see a way around this. Thankfully the experiment was successful and I can add three more wild cards to my Spring and Summer list. 

I can scarcely believe how GREAT I feel wearing these items, and can kick myself for taking so long to try the silhouettes. They are extremely comfortable, breezy and easy to launder. They don’t crease, so they look polished. I was dead set against wearing a strappy nightie and robe because I thought they’d be uncomfortable, impractical and fussy. Well, I’m eating my words because as always, the devil is in the details. All I needed to do was find the right strappy nightie and robe.  

I’m enormously taken by how fabulous I feel sleeping in a woven midi chemise style night gown, and lounging in a silky pyjama set. So I’m looking for more of the same. Despite the heat, I have no trouble with the items being 100% polyester. Their silky texture, quality fabric and extremely drapey nature make them feel cool against my skin. Huge bonus that the polyester content prevents the items from creasing.

Setting aside your style biases and trying something new can work to your advantage. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Putting these items through their paces might have revealed that they weren’t for me at all. Luckily, this time the experiment worked out well.

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Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

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Where to find the best weather during the summer


When you go on a summer vacation, you want the weather to be on your side. Depending on where you live, things can be a bit hit and miss with the temperature, and that’s the last thing you want at this time of year. Summer was made for warm days spent lounging in the sun, and that’s exactly what these destinations have on offer. If you need somewhere beautiful to escape to for your vacation this year, give these places a try.


We could rave about Spain all day. With perpetually hot weather that regularly hits highs of 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit, this exotic European destination has plenty of gorgeous beaches for you to spend your vacation on. Costa Brava, Gran Canaria and Majorca are all fantastic to visit in the summer months if you’re looking for a coastal break, though everywhere in the country has its perks. Plus, the Spanish people, in general, are all incredibly relaxed, so you’ll always have the perfect atmosphere for a vacation in the sun.


Although summer for us is winter in Australia, that doesn’t mean the island isn’t worth a visit at this time of year. The gold coast actually has some of the best weather around in July and August. The temperatures average 60 degrees Fahrenheit which will keep you warm without giving you heat exhaustion. Even though its winter there, the sun never really leaves Australia, so you don’t have to worry too much about being caught in the rain. What’s more, the country’s busy season isn’t until later on in the year, so you can beat the crowds on your vacation too.


Finland may be known for its cold weather, but during the summer, it can heat up quite a bit. Throughout the summer, the country reaches highs of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so you won’t be catching a chill during your break. The country is usually quiet during the summer, especially in places like Helsinki, because many people are going on vacation too. However, there’s still plenty to do around the city. Helsinki is renowned for its design scene, as well as its array of innovative cuisine, so a visit to the Finnish capital will give you plenty to do for a week or fortnight away.


Tuscany offers some of the hottest temperatures in Europe throughout the summer months. They can reach as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which is great for doing some wine tasting in one of their many vineyards. Nights in Tuscany are particularly exciting because they offer the most incredible stargazing opportunities. Clear skies are a regular thing in the country, so you’ll never have any problems looking up at the stars on a warm Tuscan night.


Croatia has become a bit of a hotspot for summer vacations in recent years. The weather around this time of the year is always generous, with temperatures averaging around the high 70s/low 80s. With its long coastal stretch on the east of the country, Croatia is excellent for sunning yourself on the beach. However, there’s more to this European destination than just spending your time on the shores. With many cultural landmarks to explore in the country, as well as some of the surrounding islands, you can mix education with pleasure. Plus, in the evenings you can spend your time cooling off in Croatia’s trendiest bars.

Found your ideal summer vacation spot? Although you might have the odd day where the weather isn’t on your side, you shouldn’t run into too many troubles going for an extended break in these amazing countries.


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Coldest places to visit during the summer


Not a fan of hot weather? While many people love it when the sun comes out and things start to warm up again, plenty of us yearn for the colder days of winter. We don’t all cope well in the heat, so it’s understandable why some people aren’t a fan of the summer months. Luckily, if you’re someone that doesn’t enjoy scorching themselves under the sun, there are plenty of places you can visit to cool off. Not everywhere in the world is burning hot in July and August. Some countries can actually get pretty chilly at this time of year.


Don’t be fooled by the name. Greenland is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for a cold summer. Thanks to it’s Arctic climate, temperatures rarely exceed 50 degrees Fahrenheit, although that’s on its warmest days. More often than not it falls much lower than that.

The cold temperatures mean that most of the country is covered in snow and ice throughout the year. However, during the summer you can actually find plenty of green expanses against the white backdrop. If you’re someone who enjoys hiking but hates doing it in the summer heat, Greenland is the place for you. You’ll be blown away by the sights on offer here.


One of the countries that’s great for ski lovers during the summer is Argentina. While most places lose their snow by the time July and August come around, this South American escape always has enough for you to enjoy during the hottest time of the year. Patagonia is the ideal vacation spot in Argentina, where the temperature rarely gets above the 50s.

Skiers don’t have to worry about using indoor centers to get their fill of the slopes during the summer, because the Cerro Castor resort has everything you could need all year round. If you want to do more than just than just ski, or you’re not the biggest fan of the sport, you can always visit the Castorera or the Chico river waterfall instead. There’s so much to see in Argentina that you shouldn’t get bored.

New Zealand

Due to its location in the southern hemisphere, what is summer to us is actually winter in New Zealand. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that the country is worth a visit around July and August if you’re looking for somewhere to cool off. The island isn’t so busy during these months, but it’s still bustling with activity.

You can enjoy some of New Zealand’s finest vineyards or explore the scenic countryside without having to sweat under the heat of the sun. It’s like the perfect summer destination, but without the warm weather that makes so many of us irritable and stressed. Besides, who doesn’t like the odd drink or two when they’re on vacation? You’re allowed to have some fun when you’re not at home.


Summer days in Iceland can get pretty cold if you’re lucky. As with these other countries, temperatures tend to hang around the 50 degrees mark, which is pretty ideal for a lovely, relaxing summer.

Despite its name, you can expect to find more to see in the country than just ice. While there are still glaciers around to remind you of where you are, there are plenty of other natural sights to explore too. Iceland is home to some of the best views a photographer can find, so if you like to get snap happy, this chilled destination should be your next vacation spot.

Summer doesn’t have to be all about melting away in the sun. If you want to get away from the heat, even if it’s just a week or two, there are plenty of cold places you can jet off to for a cool down. Just remember that it might still be a bit too warm when it’s time to come home again.


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90’s Cartoons to Stream on Hulu This Summer

Have you binged Rick and Morty maybe one too many times? Need a new animated series to fill up that summertime TV programming lull? Instead of waiting for new content, watch something from the 90’s!

This decade was full of awesome animated shows, some of which were arguably better than the most popular series today. Luckily for animated series fans everywhere, Hulu is bringing tons of 90’s cartoon realness to your screen.

Check out this list of great 90’s cartoons you should totally stream on Hulu this summer:

Hey Arnold

If you’re a 90’s kid, you will probably remember this Nickelodeon cartoon classic, Hey Arnold!  The show stars a hip 4th-grader, Arnold, who lives with his grandparents Phil and Gertie in the Sunset Arms boarding house. It takes place in Hillwood, an amalgamation of Portland, Seattle, and Brooklyn– so basically imaginary hipster town. This kid grew up in a housing co-op, in a room that most millennials would only dream of, had a fine appreciation for jazz, and a slick fashion sense.  Arnold was too cool for school, but he would always be there for a friend in need.

When the show premiered in 1996, it was groundbreaking entertainment. It was the first ever Nickelodeon cartoon to use actual children to voice characters on the show. It is also still considered to be the most diverse cartoon of all time, portraying characters from many different ethnic backgrounds. Hey Arnold is sophisticated, timeless, and entertaining for kids and adults alike. Definitely add this one to your watchlist.

Home Movies

Next on this totally retro list is Adult Swim’s flagship cartoon, Home MoviesConceived by Brendan Small (Metalocalypse), Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers), and H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers, Archer), this underrated animated series is considered to be the precursor to Bob’s Burgers. 

Brendan Small portrays his younger persona, a nonchalant, sarcastic 3rd grader who loves making home movies with his friends after school. Small does not even pretend to act like an 8-year-old and approaches every situation with hilarious wit. This dialogue driven show focuses less on visual storytelling and more on funny conversations. It first aired in 1999 on a different network, but later moved to Cartoon Network to lead the way in their new late-night adult programming block, Adult Swim. It is not a visual masterpiece, but it is definitely a must see for every legit cartoon fan out there.


Daria is the quintessential 90’s animated sitcom. This Beavis and Butthead spin-off was about the daily life of a slightly misanthropic, disaffected, teenage outcast named Daria Morgendorffer. When the series premiered on MTV in 1997, it became an instant hit.

Daria’s off-color brand of cleverly placed sarcasm helped form the critical voice of the millennial generation. Daria was the embodiment of teen angst, the girl who perfected shade-throwing, the black sheep that was somehow 100% relatable. We loved her long before hipsters stole her look because she wasn’t afraid to live her truth. Her melancholic, malaise truth. With a Daria reboot coming down the pipeline, we couldn’t be more excited about this addition to Hulu.


Doug was one of the greatest 90’s cartoons. Premiering originally in 1991 on Nickelodeon, the show later moved to Disney in 1994. (It was so great, Disney didn’t want to the show end.) Doug was a nerdy, goofy guy who brought a lot of relatable realness to your Saturday morning cartoon block. Doug loves journaling, hanging out with his dog, and debating with his hip, thespian sister, Judy.

Though the show may be a bit juvenile for older audiences, it never ceases to captivate with its awesome storytelling and its feel-good vibes.


From the mind of Steven Spielberg and the creators of Pinky and the Brain, came a zany animated variety show, Animaniacs. Oh, Animaniacs. These mice … dogs? … Monkeys? We’re pretty sure they’re supposed to be monkeys. Whatever they are, these silly siblings have a place in every 90’s kid’s heart.

Each episode was a series of short skits, featuring a huge cast of characters, centering around the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister Dot. It first aired on Fox in 1993, and it helped pave the way for many other animated series in the mainstream. Many believed this show was the pinnacle of Warner Bros. cartoons during the Animation Renaissance of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Hulu thinks this cartoon’s zany, nonsensical humor stands the test of time, so they are planning to reboot it in 2020. Better start watching now to prepare yourself!

There are tons of other great 90’s cartoons that didn’t make the cut because they are not yet on Hulu, but we think they still deserve an honorable mention: Ed, Edd and Eddy, AHH Real Monsters, Dexter’s Laboratory, Rocko’s Modern Life, Angry Beavers, The Wild Thornberrys, Cow and Chicken, and Rocket Power.

Happy streaming, everyone!

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The best beaches in America to head to for the summer


Ahhhh, the American summer. Does it get much better than sitting in the sun with a good book to read, a cold Coca-Cola in your hands, and a view of the sea in front of you? We think not. However, those who don’t live by the sea will know just how irritating it is when people say things like that last sentence (oops, sorry). However, we think it’s about time you packed up your car, filled up your tank, and took a trip across America to check out some of the most beautiful beaches this wonderful country has to offer. We won’t take no for an answer!

Coronado Beach, San Diego – California

California is famous for its beaches, and it’s really hard to single them out because they’re just that good! However, if we had to pick, the Coronado Beach in San Diego is one of the coolest beaches in the state. With year-round sun and hot temperatures, it’s the perfect place to just go and chill on your day off. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the surf here is unlike any other beach around. So, grab your board and ride the waves – and then dry off on the sand after!

Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin – Florida

Have you ever wanted to chill out on a private island? The Caladesi Island State Park gives you that opportunity. Visitors can access the golden sands through a shuttle ferry, or you could even walk it if you’re feeling particularly energetic that day – and the end result will truly blow you away. For a minute you’ll forget that you’re in the United States and think that you’ve been transported Down Under. However, we can confirm that you will just be in Florida! A very beautiful part of Florida.

Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island – South Carolina

If you’re the kind of person that likes to go to the beach and get active, the Beachwalker Park in Kiawah Island will be for you. Although it’s not the kind of place you’ll want to sit and sunbathe, this beach is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. In fact, you might even be able to incorporate the two! Why not grab your paddle board and float atop the beautiful water while looking out for rare birds and wildlife? I mean, you don’t get much better than that.

Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island – Hawaii

You know the screensavers that don’t look real? Well, the Hapuna Beach State Park beach is basically one of those. To look at, this beach just doesn’t look like it really exists, and you might be wondering if you’re hallucinating. Yet, we can confirm that the beautiful golden sand that is in front of you is not just a figment of your imagination. With the green backdrop, the palm trees, the crystal clear waters and the blue eyes, you will get a true taste of Hawaiian life… and we want seconds.

Coopers Beach, Southampton – New York

When you think of New York, you probably think of the Big Apple with its bright lights and bustling streets. Because of this, many people forget that New York is a whole state with little towns, villages, and beaches. One of the best beaches in New York has to be Coopers Beach in Southampton. With incredible dunes, luscious beach grass and rocking waves, this beach is the perfect haven for checking out the surf or just enjoying the sun.

Are you looking to check out what beaches America has to offer this summer? Well, look no further, because we’ve got your back!


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The Tom Collins: Your Summer Drink


The beautiful simplicity of the Tom Collins recipe—gin, sugar, lemon juice and club soda—makes it hard to believe that someone had to actually convince the rest of us to give it a try. It’s the perfect drink for a hot summer afternoon.

But the British bartender John Collin popularized the recipe in the early 19th century. Yes, it was originally called a John Collins but over time morphed and became known as a Tom Collins. It’s a good story full of odd twists and turns, and is the subject of the new episode of podcast Life Behind Bars.

Hosts Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich go all the way back to 1820s London when the drink was the signature of Limmer’s Hotel and follow its meteoric rise to become an East Coast country club favorite. They also share their personal recipes for the cocktail.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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How to Wear Cold Weather Colors in the Summer

One of the key rules of style is always to dress according to the season. This means switching from linen to flannel, but do you have to reject winter’s color palette entirely in the warm weather?

Summer suits in brown & pinstripes with spectators + odd jacket summer combination

Summer suits in brown & pinstripes with spectators + odd jacket summer combination

How to Wear Cold Weather Colors in the Summer

Summer colors like yellow, royal blue and white take a back seat to olive, gray, and burgundy in the cool weather. However, the opposite is not necessarily true; you don’t need to confine your traditional cold weather colors to the back of your wardrobe in hot weather. Here are some tips on how to get more mileage from fall and winter hues during the summer.

Repurposing Winter Colors for Summer

Olive green summer suit

Olive green, traditionally a fall color, is repurposed here as a summer suit

When we consider the cold weather range of colors, we’re sure to include gray, brown, olive or forest green, burgundy or maroon, and rust. Some of these are meant to parallel the colors seen in nature during autumn and winter. Most of these are said to be “drab” in the most neutral sense of that term since bright hues would look out of place when the conditions you wear them in are cloudy and devoid of vegetation. Fortunately, when summer is in full bloom, color is everywhere–in the flowers and trees–enhanced by direct sunlight that shines down from a higher angle. This means you can wear your traditionally drab or muted colors with no fear that they will be overwhelming. On the contrary, they will attain a greater vibrancy in the summer sunshine.

Let’s look at which traditional winter colors you can still combine to great effect in the warmer months.


Among cold weather colors, gray is the one that most closely mirrors the overcast skies of fall and winter. However, gray is also a classic foundational color in menswear, especially in combination with blue. The first consideration when choosing a color is always the purpose. Why are you wearing what you’re wearing? If you’re dressing for business. a gray suit is appropriate in any season as “drab” colors are chosen as a rule for professional environments. Still, you’d probably want to forego dark gray or charcoal in favor of a lighter gray, the equivalent of pastel, which is always a sign of spring. Try a Prince of Wales patterned suit or jacket, which is commonly available in gray but with an additional accent color, such as blue or red, as an overplaid that brightens it for the season.

Prince of Wales Check with Overplaid

Prince of Wales Check with Yellow-Toned Overplaid (and a Bright Blue Tie)

In less formal circumstances, a staple spring-summer wardrobe item is a pair of light gray wool pants, perhaps in a cool fresco fabric, the warm season equivalent of winter’s gray flannel trousers. Though the weather may invite white, beige, or colorful “go-to-hell pants,” a gray pair serves as a neutral companion for a variety of blue sports coats. As a bonus, the light color and texture of a fresco eliminate any association with the “security guard uniform” that can be suggested when pairing a blue jacket with darker gray pants.

Paul Lux wearing trousers with open pleats.

Paul Lux wearing light gray wool trousers with beautiful open pleats

Neckties that are in the gray family are the easiest way to incorporate the color in summer as they tend to be lighter and called silver rather than in dark tones. The texture and material of the tie also help fit it to the season and either a gray cotton knit tie, a gray linen, or an airy silver grenadine with an open Garza fina weave will fit the bill of more casual fabrics that immediately say summer.


Of all the cold weather colors under consideration, burgundy or maroon is probably the hardest to pull off in the summer because it is a strong color with equally strong winter associations; think burgundy knit vests or maroon velvet dinner jackets for the holiday season. It is, therefore, best used in the form of an accent like a tie or pocket square. The good news is that burgundy coordinates readily with gray and blue. Fabric choice is again your friend, and a raw silk such as a burgundy shantung tie is an excellent choice. The slubby texture of the raw silk gives it just the right degree of informality that you need for summer, yet shantungs also cross over easily into fall and winter, so you can use the tie year round.

Another trick that applies not just to burgundy but to all the colors under consideration is to pair them with other items and colors that are definitively summer. For example, in the image below, Ethan Wong wears a maroon blazer, yet it looks appropriate for warmer weather because he has combined it with white pants and a summery, floral white tie. Even the contrasting white buttons help enhance its status as a warm-weather piece, which dark buttons would not accomplish.

Purplish Burgundy blazer

Ethan Wong pulling off a maroon blazer in the summer by combining it with distinctly warm weather elements, such as white and floral


Green is already a hue that is underused in menswear. For spring, a true crayon-box green tie or pocket square can be worn for a small dose of the color alongside mid-blue tailoring. In this case, green reflects the fresh renewal of the season and growing grass; you may associate it with Easter or baseball fields. However, it is a very forceful color and not for everyone.

Dark Green Silk Pocket Square with Orange Dots Motifs and Blue Paisley - Fort Belvedere

Pair this dark green silk pocket square from Fort Belvedere with blue tailoring for summer

Olive or forest green appears much more frequently in menswear, but because they are more muted these have more in common with the faded vegetation of winter. Worn in the form of a tie with a white shirt, these colors awaken associations with pine woods in winter snow. Nonetheless, they tend to brighten up in the sunshine, especially when worn alongside other warm weather colors.

Green linen and gingham

Linus Norbom wearing a green linen jacket with a green and white gingham shirt and white pants

A personal favorite combination of mine is an olive green linen sports coat, which I like to wear with a muted green and white gingham shirt and white trousers. Nothing says summer like gingham, and doing the whole look in olive green makes for a unique way to stand out but not in a way that appears too bold.

An olive tie is another option, and my choice is a knit tie for added texture or again a shantung, either a solid or with alternating broad stripes of olive green and off-white. The juxtaposition of a bright companion color gives the tie the pop it needs for warm weather use. So, as a guiding principle when going with winter greens in summer, look for items that provide contrasting lightness.


Whether you call it rust, tobacco or something else, if there’s one color you’d typically associate with autumn, this is it: the color of a dead leaf, either fallen off a tree or rolled into a cigar. The subtle red tone of this shade of brown seems to be particularly suited for fall and winter, and one would, therefore, assume that rust wouldn’t work in summer. Yet the color does surprisingly well, perhaps because it shows to its best advantage in strong, direct sunlight.

Wrinkled Linen Suit via Stile Maschile

A rich, wrinkled tobacco linen suit at Pitti Uomo via Stile Maschile

Case in point is the tobacco linen suit that blew up the internet a few years back when it was pictured being worn by Italian gentlemen. It became a quintessential summer option and it still is, judging from the dozens of versions visible during the last few years of June Pitti Uomo.

Unusual seersucker with green hat by Gui Bo with purple mottled suit, tobacco linen and light grey summer sport coat

Tobacco/rust linen jacket for summer at Pitti Uomo in Florence.

Generally, sports coat and odd combinations are recommended for summer over suits because the former are less formal, and in the case of autumn colors worn in hot weather, it seems logical that less of the color would be better. Yet, the tobacco linen suit proves otherwise; there’s just something special about its versatility. I just purchased my first tobacco linen jacket, and it has rapidly become a favorite of mine, not because it’s trendy (which would be a negative in my book) but because the color just works so well with brown hair, with a range of skin tones, and with a variety of other colors. For one thing, it pairs beautifully with the aforementioned olive green ties, so you can bring two non-traditional summer colors into play at the same time.


Tassel loafers without socks

Brown tassel loafers without socks

In the summer, it’s likely you already wear some brown in the form of suede or calf loafers and a matching belt, but you can also wear larger swaths of this color. Brown linen or tropical wool sports coats; brown chinos in linen, cotton or a blend of both; brown shirts; and brown ties are all fair game. The success of brown can be attributed to how well it pairs with beiges and mid-blues, both of which are popular warm-weather colors.


Brown linen shirt

A brown délavé linen shirt from Boggi Milano

For a simple casual hot weather outfit, you could wear a brown washed (or “délavé”) linen shirt with a pair of off-white pants. The relaxed nature of linen coupled with the faded treatment of a délavé makes it more summery than a deep brown would be. As a rule, with warm-season brown you want to avoid darker versions of the color, as these will tend to make you look hotter (literally, not metaphorically). With a shirt, this is particularly important as strong browns can be difficult to wear near your face, no matter what your skin tone. If your complexion is pale, it will make you look even whiter, and if you’re brown, it can clash. So, choose your shade of brown carefully.

Brown Windowpane Suit Ralph Lauren Purple Label with Boutonniere, pocket Square and Tie

A beautiful mid-brown windowpane suit from Ralph Lauren Purple Label is ideal for summer

One of my go-to combinations for summer is a brown sports coat paired with a white shirt, beige chinos and brown loafers; as simple as the outfit sounds, it looks really sharp. For added richness, try to find a brown jacket that has some beige in it as well, such as in the form of a windowpane pattern or some flecking, which will bring up the color of your pants while also lightening the shade.

Brown fresco trousers

Brown fresco trousers with a light beige plaid linen jacket

Often overlooked in summer is the possibility of wearing brown pants. A muted grayish-brown fresco works great with jackets that are beige or taupe. Meanwhile. something like a chocolate brown linen-cotton chino is fantastic with sky blue jackets or the aforementioned tobacco sports coat if you want to double up your non-traditional summer tones. Add that olive tie again and you have three. In this case, the fact that you’re wearing it on your legs and not on your torso allows the deeper brown color, and, of course, you don’t need to worry about it being near your face.


To sum up, the appropriate fabric choice makes a big difference in extending the wearability of typical cold-weather colors in the summer. Cotton, linen and raw silks provide texture and a casualness that reflects the season. Selecting lighter versions of fall-winter colors or wearing them alongside brighter summer hues also disguises their drabness though the higher angle of the sun from June through August can already make them pop more. Once you imagine the possibilities and apply these techniques, you can boost your style while expanding your summertime options and your wardrobe.

Do you wear fall or winter colors in the summer? Tell us how you do it in the comments section below.

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Huckberry’s big Summer Sale, Italian Made Boots, a Moonphase Watch, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 


Huckberry: Big ol’ Summer Sale


It’s mid season clearance time people. Now that we’re all sweating balls, what better time to buy some boots, eh? It actually is a good time, considering the prices. They want to get this stuff out of their warehouse to make room for the new fall stuff on the way. So this old stuff from last fall has gotta go. Still can’t believe those Astorflex boots are kickin’ about at ninety bucks. Also. Levi moon sale? Awwww yeeeeeeeah. Big thanks to Brandon D. for the tip!


Brooks Brothers: Summer Online Sale + Clearance

Brooks Brothers

This is a weird one because they’re advertising a summer clearance AND a summer sale… yet most prices don’t look like they’ve moved much if at all? Beats me. I thought the Allen Edmonds for Brooks Brothers shoes were long gone. But it doesn’t appear that way. Some people insist that these aren’t AEs, but… the Park Avenue style (the plain oxford cap toes) are still labeled as AEs. And if they aren’t from Allen Edmonds… who’s making them? Made in the USA and Goodyear welted. Boots are obviously Red Wings.


Spier & Mackay: New Items Added to Sale + 2 for $ 40 Polos (reg. $ 30 each)

Spier & Mackay

Sizes are scattered (it’s Spier & Mackay after all) but there are still some solid deals to be found in their sale section right now. And it’s not just suits and sportcoats. Trousers, sweaters, ties… etc. But if you are going for something more dressed up/tailored, head here for a review of their slim fit suits, and head here for a review of their more generous contemporary fit. Meanwhile, for those who are a fan of their polos, they’re doing a two for $ 40 deal through 7/15. That’s a savings of $ 10 each when you buy two or more.


Massdrop: Allen Edmonds Chukkas Still Available – $ 249.99 FINAL

Massdrop X Allen Edmonds

Looks like the chocolate brown is sold out, but the other colors are still fair game. I’m wondering if the timetable is just too long this time. It’s the middle of summer, and you’re asking guys to lay down a quarter of a grand on shoes they won’t see until the very end of October (the estimated ship date). That’s a lonnnnnnnnnnng time. AND you can’t return them if they don’t work out? That’s a big ask.


Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Early Access Starts NOW


And we’re off. If you’re a cardmember. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until Friday July 20th. And yes, we’ll have a full run down of picks then when the doors are thrown open to the general public.


BONUS  Massdrop: Glycine Moonphase – $ 399 FINAL

Oddly easy to dress up or down for a moonphase. Swiss made automatic with a true moonphase cutout (it’s not some AM/PM indicator). Final sale of course, being that once again this is Massdrop.

Also worth a mention:

  • Club Monaco: Extra 30% off sale styles. No code needed.
  • J. Crew: Extra 30% off sale styles w/ SHOPNOW
  • GAP: Up to 50% off everything, + an extra 20% off everything w/ MORE

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Mojito pitcher recipes to make your summer complete

Is there anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than sipping on an ice-cold Mojito? The flavors of lime, mint, and white rum all play off each other so pleasantly in this classic cocktail originally from Cuba. This libation is simple enough for any thirsty individual to put together, but…

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What to Wear to Work in the Summer

what to wear to work in the summerOver the years, we’ve had a lot of discussions about what to wear to work in the summer and still look polished, so I thought I’d pull some posts together for one handy dandy post. Readers, what are your biggest challenges for dressing for the office in summer? What are your favorite products or hacks to make summer office clothes more comfortable?

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What Not to Wear to a Conservative Office in the Summer

We’ve talked a lot about what not to wear as a summer associate, and what items should not be considered summer work clothes… for all of the below items, make sure you know your office before you wear them — ideally by seeing a midlevel wear them before you do.

  • sleeveless looks
  • maxi dresses
  • Sandals of any kind (shoes that expose at least three toes per foot)
  • Shorts (and yes, despite our April Fool’s shorts suit roundup a year ago, we do include short suits on the list of NO)
  • Completely wrinkled clothes (linen has its own challenges, but it shouldn’t look like you balled it up, packed it in a suitcase, and then decided to wear it)
  • Short skirts — there is a spectrum here, but for business it really should be as close to your knee as possible!
  • Spaghetti-strap tank or other top that makes no effort to hide bra straps (or worse, requires you to wear a strapless bra)
  • Off-season items such as heavy tweed, boucle knits, tights, boots, thick wool trousers (but note that summer tweed is OK, as is seasonless, tropical wool)
  • Cleavage of any kind.  If at any point you look down during the day and see your bra, you need a camisole.   (You may want to check out some of the newer demi camisoles if the idea of another layer makes you swelter).

Readers, what are your best tips on what to wear to work in the summer? Do you prefer dresses, skirts, or lightweight pants in the summer? If you need a layering piece, are you on team cardigan or team blazer? Do you have any hacks to help with sweltering commutes, freezing offices, melting makeup, or other summer issues? 

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When temperatures climb, commutes can get nasty—while offices may be freezing because of A/C. So we rounded up our very best tips for professional women on what to wear to work in the summer so you look polished and stay cool.


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6 Summer Blockbusters That Didn’t Deserve to Flop

Some summer blockbusters are bad, thereby deserving to fail at the global box office. Conversely, some summer movies are good, but for a variety of reasons, fail to find an audience in cinemas. The following six great flicks really shouldn’t have bombed.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China.

Halloween aside, John Carpenter movies were largely ignored on their initial release, with the likes of The Thing, Starman, Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness critical and commercial failures that only found a following years later. Big Trouble in Little China was no different. A twisted action-adventure about a dumb trucker battling a bunch of demons in Chinatown, it’s a fantastic b-movie that’s filled with big laughs and insane special effects. It also features one of Kurt Russell’s very best performances. But the film was maybe too scary for families, and seemingly too weird for mainstream audiences. This put Big Trouble in big trouble at the box office, grossing a paltry $ 11m in U.S. cinemas.

The Rocketeer (1991)

The Rocketeer.

The Rocketeer was a movie out of time. Not because it was made in 1991 but set in 1938. Rather because it was a superhero movie made at a time when superhero movies were far from a sure thing. For every Batman, there was a Darkman, a Shadow, a Tank Girl or a Meteor Man. So Disney was taking a chance making a movie about a stunt pilot who finds a rocket pack that turns him into the heroic title character. Sadly that gamble didn’t pay off, the film opening behind Robin Hood and City Slickers, and even Julia Roberts’ snooze-fest Dying Young at the U.S. box office. Which is a shame as the film is a blast, with Bill Campbell a likeable hero, and Timothy Dalton a memorable moustache-twirling villain.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Based on a surreal graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, and directed by visual wizard Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs the World should have been a monster smash. The film looks amazing, is a blast from start-to-finish, and features a cast of young up-and-comers that are now bona fide stars, including Michael Cera, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza and Brie Larson. But the episodic nature of the movie’s strange plot may have put people off, with the film revolving around slacker Scott Pilgrim having to fight a collection of evil exes to win the girl of his dreams. That high-concept failed to connect with audiences at large, so in spite of largely positive reviews, Scott Pilgrim Bob-Ombed badly at the box office.

John Carter (2012)

John Carter.

The pedigree was there on this one, with John Carter based on the books of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, directed by Pixar legend Andrew Stanton, and brought to life via one of the biggest budgets in movie history. Pitched as ‘Indiana Jones on Mars’ the resulting film was very much a swashbuckler, with Taylor Kitsch playing the title character, a Civil War soldier transported to the alien planet of Barsoon, where he encounters all manner of alien creatures, meets a beautiful princess, and becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. But the early trailers were fun-free, the reviews mixed, and while the movie made money, that exorbitant budget — combined with the huge marketing campaign needed to establish both the characters and the world — resulted in Disney losing a fortune on the project. And shelving plans for a trilogy.

Tomorrowland (2015)

Tomorrowland was original, ambitious, exciting filmmaking that was never quite the sum of its parts; hampered by an overcomplicated plot that made it something of a tough sell. Directed by another Pixar alumni — Brad Bird — from a script that he co-authored with Lost mastermind Damon Lindelof, the film was inspired by the futuristic Disney land of the title. But while the resulting feature is filled with ideas, innovations, and all-round optimism, it lacks a coherent and compelling storyline. So while lots of spectacular things happen throughout, it’s oftentimes hard to fathom why they are happening. Which is a shame, as there’s a fantastic film somewhere in there.

The Nice Guys (2016)

Shane Black’s The Nice Guys is very possibly the best film on this list. And the one most deserving of a sequel. However, in spite of the fact that the action-comedy-thriller made a modest amount of money in cinemas, that number wasn’t enough to warrant a number two. Which is a shame as it very effectively follows the playbook of Black’s own Lethal Weapon. In that the central characters — here played by Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling — commence proceedings disliking each other, find themselves forced together to achieve a common goal, and end the film firm friends whom you want to spend more time with. That worked out for Lethal Weapon in the shape of three well-received sequels. But The Nice Guys didn’t do nice enough business, meaning it’s probably the last we’ll see of the film’s dynamic detecting duo onscreen.

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This frozen cannabis treat will help you stay cool for the summer

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There’s nothing better than a popsicle when facing the sweltering heat of summer. And what a better way to eat one than when it’s infused with THC?

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Your cute summer shoes are destroying your feet

The shoe may fit, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Most of us know that high heels can wreak havoc on the body, pulling weight onto the balls of the feet. The dynamics can mess with everything from the nerves in the foot to the alignment of the spine, causing long-term damage that’s…
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20 Amazing Family Beaches You Need to Visit This Summer

The best family beach vacations combine sun, surf, and sand with kid-friendly activities, family-friendly amenities, and convenient places to play and stay. For the ultimate in summer fun, don’t miss these best family beach vacations in U.S. and Caribbean.

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For Many NFL Players, Summer Doesn’t Bring Much of a Break

The NFL’s summer break presents the ideal opportunity for players to pursue individual passions, and this year, they lent a hand during a crisis (Josh Norman), got involved in local politics (Devin and Jason McCourty and Matthew Slater) and tackled personal goals around the world (Brett Hundley), just to name a few. Also, items on how the NFL is aiding coaches in teaching the new helment-lowering rule, the NFL’s involvment in NYC Pride, why Russell Okung’s discussion about guaranteed contracts is so important and much more.

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This Rotten Week: Predicting Skyscraper And Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Reviews

The summer just wouldn’t be complete without getting Dwayne Johnson in the middle of as many explosions as can fit in 103 minutes – and this week we get not only that, but also a return to the animated world of a blood-sucking hotel owner.__

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This Breezy Wrap Skirt Is the Epitome of Summer Fashion

A wrap skirt — even one that only looks like a wrap style — is one of our favorite summer essentials. It’s the perfect desk to drinks piece and can easily be worn from the office to a date or to dinner. They’re flirty and airy, making them a must for super hot summer days. Naturally, when we found the cutest affordable breezy faux-wrap skirt we had to share the spoils.

lucy paris sophie striped skirt

The Lucy Paris Sophie Striped Faux-Wrap Skirt is an adorable addition to any summer wardrobe. Created with a banded waist and allover stripe design, this flouncy skirt is the perfect casual style to wear to any summer occasion. The faux wrap front and asymmetric ruffled hem detailing provides a breezy, free-flowing piece that is great for a day out in the sun.

Pair the comfy skirt with wedge sandals to elongate your legs and add a touch of height. While most sandals will pair well with this skirt, we recommend wearing nude block heels and a cute bodysuit for a sophisticated finish. Don’t forget a floral clutch to complement the look!

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Las Vegas Summer League is here, with all 30 teams participating for the first time. If you’re watching from afar, The Crossover is here to provide everything you need to know. 

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11 Dew Products That Will Make Your Skin Glow This Summer

The beauty industry is full of buzzwords. Longwear, glazing, ampoule, skin barrier, glass skin, hydrating, anti-pollution and the newly controversial anti-aging. But the latest It term in the space is all about the dew.

Dew has its name on everything from highlighters to eye treatments to mists to serums. Usually, it’s associated with magically turning problem skin into glowing skin. Or it’s another way of bragging that the product is a super moisturizer.

But not all dewy products are created equal. So we went ahead and hunted down the best ones that had glowing reviews. We’re talking a blush that gives a natural, baby pink hue, a cream/powder hybrid that promises a dewy finish without the stickiness, and a much-loved highlighter in a limited-edition rose gold shade. Read on for 11 dew products that really deliver.

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Link Love: The Summer of the Straw Hat

Last time we talked about sunscreen products, but hats are a great way to add an extra layer of sun protection. This time of the year you see all types of hats pop up in the stores:

The Guardian reports that it’s all about the “giant straw hat” this Summer.

The Huffington Post agrees, and shows us examples from the catwalk and Instagram if you need inspiration on how to wear one.

Allure has rounded up some wide-brimmed hats, which do a good job of keeping the sun off your face and neck.

From cloche hats to boater hats, here are more fun options if you are in the market for a straw hat.

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JAileen wanted to share this article on cleaning Summer stains. She thought the info about sweat and sunscreen were especially useful.

Sal enjoyed this article with ten ideas about green fashion in the future. She can absolutely see the merits of self-repairing clothes.

Joy found some nice ideas for how to wear scarves with long necklaces in this post on MaiTai’s Picture Book.

SarahD8 liked this article by a woman who has adopted a personal “dress code”: “The way she has honed in on a color palette and narrow range of silhouettes that work for her (not necessarily what’s trendy) is pretty inspiring. I also found the distinction she makes at the end about clothing as self-expression vs. an outlet for creativity thought-provoking.”



This legendary ice cream snack is back for summer

For many of us, no childhood frozen treat was more decadent or desirable than the Chipwich, a thick slab of ice cream sandwiched between two cookies and rolled in chocolate chips. But if you haven’t been paying close attention, you might not have even realized that it’s been years since Chipwiches…

Life Style – New York Daily News


Brain Candy Books and Other Fun Summer Reads

 brain candy books and other fun summer readsWith the holiday coming up tomorrow, I thought it might be a great time to discuss brain candy books — what have you read lately that you can’t wait to recommend to friends? What are you eager to read again? (Let’s try something new — please preface your comment with the category of the book you’re recommending, to make it a bit easier if you’re looking for a Thriller or Sci-Fi or Romance book it’s easy to find new suggestions!)

For my own $ .02, I just finished The Power, by Naomi Alderman (affiliate link), recommended by Auntie M — she made me promise to read it and even though dystopian novels aren’t really my thing right now I was surprised how quickly I loved the book and the author.  Here’s the squib from Amazon:

In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power–they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

Other brain candy books I’ve read lately that I’d recommend:

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Like I’ve noted before, my reading definitely tends towards the trashy/fun romantic comedies in my off hours when I’m not reading more serious parenting/blogger/other work-related reading — they’re one of my favorite ways to relax after a stressful day. Also note if you’re reading very silly, fun things like romance books: the Kindle is incredible for this.

  • brain candy books summer 2018If you like Sophie Kinsella (rom coms without too many bedroom scenes): The Hating Game and Act Like It were both great; I’d put Eligible and The Royal We into this category also.
  • If you like Julia Quinn (more traditional romance books): The Duchess Deal was laugh out loud funny, and I’ve kind of binge-read everything from Tessa Dare and Sarah MacLean. (*whispers*: If you liked 50 Shades, try Kresley Cole.)
  • Kids’ Books: I’m rereading a ton of Gordon Korman books with my son — he loves I Want to Go Home and we’re reading the Bruno & Boots books, although I think a lot of them are out of print now… If you’re looking for a funny high school book, I’ve always loved Don’t Care High and highly recommend! Has anyone read any of his more recent books?
  • Books on my reading list: I haven’t had a chance yet to read my old college friend’s new book, but a shoutout to Aimee Agresti and Campaign Widows, which is getting great reviews… I’d also like to read Fire and Fury (well, listen to it — one friend noted that she loved it so much she wanted to go to the gym). I also may try some sci-fi books my husband passed along to me because they weren’t his cup of tea, mainly Annihilation and The Stone Sky.

I’d love more recommendations for funny books — The Power was about as heavy as I can take things right now! What are your favorite brain candy books or other summer reading, ladies? 

One of Kat's favorite ways to destress is to read "brain candy books," ie books that are thoroughly enjoyable and pretty lightweight -- a nice change from some of the more serious political/parenting/business reading she does. She's sharing her favorite summer reads of 2018 today, and don't miss the reader comments with TONS of great suggestions!

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Editor’s Picks – Summer 2018

Editor-in-Chief Marc Atiyolil shares some of his favorite products (as seen in Canadian Home Trends Magazine Kitchen & Bath 2018)

The combination of a matte white lacquer finish with rich black walnut details gives the Vanité a luxurious, contemporary look. I love that this bathroom vanity offers plenty of storage space with full extension, 6.5″ deep drawers and high performance Blum push-to-open slide mechanisms to allow for a trendy, handless design. If space allows, there is also a double sink version! – Dezign Market

Luxury Vinyl Tile is a great choice if you are looking for an affordable, durable flooring option. The Malibu collection from 4 Corners offers a variety of trendy colors. My favorite is this Belize color that looks fantastic in a light and bright, modern kitchen. This easy to install flooring option is very low maintenance and can withstand the wear and tear of a busy kitchen. – 4 Corners

Ready to meet your new favorite table? The Plurimo is an entirely new concept in extension tables. My favorite design aspect is that it uniquely expands in both width and length with hidden extensions and self-storing leaves. There is no need to take up room in your closet for your table leaves. I love that it’s available in five sizes and in a variety of lacquer, wood, and heat and stain resistant, sealed concrete finishes. – Resource Furniture